Steps to Take When Your Dog Dies

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The average lifespan for a dog is around ten and twelve years. This means most owners are going to go through the painful experience of losing their dog. Losing a pet is never easy, but knowing what to expect when your dog dies may provide some comfort.

If your dog dies at home you will need to make arrangements to deal with the body. You'll need to decide whether or not you wish to retain control of the body or leave it to the professionals.

Call the vet

The first person you should call is your vet. If they don't have the facilities to handle your dog's body as you wish they will be able to direct you to someone who does. If there is a Pet cemetery in your area, they are also usually able to make collections.

At times you may have to transport the body yourself. If you don't think you're of capable of driving, don't try! Ask a friend or family member to help you.

If it's going to be more then a few hours before you can get your dog to proper facilities you will need to do something about the body. Remains will begin to decompose and produce an unpleasant odor after just six hours in warm weather. If it's warmer, decomposition is faster. So if at all possible, try to keep the body somewhere cool.

It's never an easy time losing a valued member of the family but you just have to hold onto the happy times that you enjoyed together.


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